While he has not been officially declared winner by Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Nyong’o is odds on to win the polls.
The 71-year-old professor holds a healthy lead with 95% of the votes counted.
He had got 261,972 votes, representing 63% of the total votes cast, ahead of closest challenger and incumbent, Jack Ranguma in the Kisumu County governorship election.
The other aspirants, Christine Otieno, David Wayiera, and Peter Omolo, had just 1% of the votes among them.
This post first appeared on NET.